Concord Magnet Thursday Notice

October 13, 2022

Concord Magnet School K-8

A wonderful place where we all learn and grow . . .

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Important Dates

Sunday, October 16: CMS Hispanic Heritage Celebration, 12:00-3:00 pm

Monday, October 17: Staff Professional Day, No School for Students

Friday, October 21: CMS Halloween Happening, 5:00 pm

Tuesday, October 25: CMS Give Back Night at Davinci's (see below)

Monday, October 31: 2-Hour Early Dismissal, Staff Professional Development

Wednesday, November 2: Picture Retake Day

Thursday, November 3: Parents Night Out, 7:00-9:00 pm

Tuesday, November 8: Election Day - No School for Students

Friday, November 11: Veterans Day - School Holiday

All are welcome! Come Join the fun!

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CMS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage!

All CMS families are invited to join the fun as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage on Sunday, October 16 from 12:00-3:00 pm at CMS. Our celebration includes delicious foods, festive music and a Multicultural Parade!


School Closed on Monday, October 17



School Photo Update!

Apparently our school picture order was lost in transit. Lifetouch is rectifying the problem and we should receive our photos in about one week. We apologize for the delay.

Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, November 2, 2022.

Fifth Grade Parents:

We need to hear from you! Please email Terry Lakin at and share your intentions for your child next year (attend CMS 6th grade or not). We would like to start planning for programs, trips and various educational experiences. Thank you!


Please remind your children to wear sneakers on Gym days. If you're not sure of your child's gym schedule, please check with your classroom teacher.

5th Grade Scholars Program

As stated in last week’s Thursday Notice, Concord Magnet 5th Grade students are invited to attend Carver's "5th Grade Scholars Program." This afterschool program is held 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday, from dismissal to 6:00 pm. The program begins on Tuesday, October 18 and runs through the end of the school year.

The 5th Grade Scholars program offers homework/academic support, snacks and elective enrichment activities. The enrichment activities are based on the talents and interests of our instructors. There is no fee for the Scholars Program, funding is provided through Lowery 21st Century Community Learning Centers Initiative.

If you are interested in signing your child up for this program, please use the link below to register.

Mrs. Blanco's 2nd Grade Peeping and Sketching!

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Join the CMS PTA!

The Concord Magnet School PTA is asking for your support and is inviting you to join the PTA! A Family Membership is $10.00. As a PTA member, you have voting rights which will impact how PTA money is spent on your children and what programs the CMS PTA supports.

YOU MUST PAY THE MEMBERSHIP FEES TO BE AN OFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE PTA. Pay $10 through Pay Pal to @columbusmagnetschool or send a check into school for $10 addressed to CMS PTA in an envelope labeled CMS PTA.

Here is the Google Form for joining the PTA.

Lyman Pie & Cookie Dough Sale!

Time is running out! Don't forget to order your holiday pies today! The Lyman Pie & Cookie Dough fundraiser is here just in time for the holidays! Online sales will run from October 4-17! Pickup Date is November 19. More information regarding pick up will be posted at a later date.

Here is the link to sign up to be a participant in this fundraiser:

Once you've signed in to the fundraiser, you will have a personalized link that can be sent out to your family and friends nationwide to purchase from the fundraiser! If you need help setting up your account, please reach out to Valerie Ingenito at

CMS Halloween Happening!

The CMS Halloween Happening is Friday, October 21. Activities include trick or treat stations and an outdoor movie! Trick or Treating starts at 5:00 pm; Outdoor Movie at 6:00 pm.

Halloween Happening tickets are now ON SALE! This event has sold out in the past, grab your tickets TODAY! Purchase tickets at the link below.

Click on the below to sign up to host a "Trick or Treat" table.

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Parents Night Out!

The CMS PTA is holding a Parents Night Out fundraiser on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 314 Beer Garden in SoNo! Please RSVP using the google doc link below and then submit payment to the PTA via check or PayPal. If you have any questions, please feel free to message Sarah McIntee at

Box Tops for Education!

The Box Tops program has been exclusively online for some time. Please download the app, if you haven’t already, and help us raise money for our great school. It’s an easy way to make a difference.

Use the link below to download the Box Tops app: (Our school will receive $2.50 just for signing up!)

If you have any questions or need help, please contact Viviane at

See below for instructions on how to upload Walmart digital BoxTops.

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From Norwalk Public Schools:

The leaves are changing. The temperatures are cooling, but things are heating up at Norwalk Public Schools. We again want to invite our families and staff to a wide variety of events occurring throughout the month of October. These events are open to all members of the NPS community.

The NPS Family Center will host six Family Workshops this month, and we’ll have more opportunities to learn about our middle school and high school programs for the 2023-2024 school year. We also continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a districtwide festival at the end of the month, and a performance of “La Gringa,” the iconic play by Carmen Rivera.

For a list of NPS October events, please go to:

CMS on Facebook

There are 3 Facebook pages for Concord Magnet School K-8.

"Concord Magnet School K-8" is our public page.

"CMS Parents Group" is a closed group open only to CMS parents. You will be asked a few questions before being approved, but it's only to ensure our members are CMS parents.

"CMS - en Espanol Group" is for our Spanish-speaking parents.

Background Artwork by Ardian in Fourth Grade.